Saturday, March 31, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: March, 2018 :: Ministry in Mexico :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

After 43 days in Africa, I got to enjoy three days in the USA before heading to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico for ministry. On one ministry outing, Dawn and I got to minister at an orphanage. I shared the "Jonah Story," about being able to praise the Lord in any situation, like Jonah did in the belly of the great fish. I also had the children stand in front of their peers and preach a one minute message on their favorite Bible verse. People are never too young to start in ministry. It was impactful for them.

We have also been able to preach in churches and conduct equipping workshops. The people have responded very well. We have more revival workshops planned. We are also hoping to organize ministry in the federal prison as well as conduct Evangelism Gospel Crusades. This area desperately needs a great outpouring of the Holy Spirit.

The doors are slowly opening for Dawn and I here in Mexico. It has been much harder then expected. In the current condition, there is a lot of division in the local churches. This makes it really difficult to organize events and cross pollinate the churches. Many of the pastors here have also been damaged by missionaries. This has made them skeptical towards Dawn and I. Fortunately, we are getting breakthrough though.

Please keep us in prayer as we are hoping to see God do a wonderful work in Cabo San Lucas and beyond.

Rich Versus Poor

By Dawn R. Pietsch

As we came to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico in February, we noticed a huge parallel difference between the rich and the poor. One side is in extreme poverty, and the other side has the extreme rich with beautiful resorts. We saw the servants, and those who want to be catered too. The uneducated and the educated.

In the Bible, Jesus said there would always be the poor (Matthew 26:11), which is sad to hear. It's a poverty mindset that holds the people in bondage, and from receiving kingdom principles, and a kingdom mindset. There is no poverty in Heaven, therefore there should be no poverty on earth. There should be no partiality as well, preferring one race more than another, and the rich more than the poor. Once again it's our mindset that sets us apart.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: February, 2018 :: Supernatural Gospel Crusade in Kenya :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

By Nathan D. Pietsch

After 35-days in Nigeria, I flew to Kenya to preach at the Supernatural Gospel Crusade as the main speaker. We ventured 14-hours by car from Nairobi into a remote village in western Kenya. Over the course of the three night event, thousands of people attended to encounter the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.

Hundreds were physically healed, were delivered of demonic influences, rededicated their lives to the Lord, or received salvation by accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. One man testified that his severe back pain due to kidney stones disappeared when I commanded kidney stones to dissolve in the name of Jesus.

Africa is also a place of great spiritual warfare. A 19-year old woman shared her testimony of what God did in her life during this crusade. She informed us she grew up as an orphan. After sometime she was brought into a home where the people operated in high levels of witchcraft. As a result of her bondage, demons would physically visit and torture her.

This woman saw the poster advertising the Supernatural Gospel Crusade. The demons commanded her to go and disrupt the meetings. However, the Heavenly Father had other plans. God “arrested” her while I was praying for the people. She manifested demons, in which I cast out in the name of Jesus. She had hoards of evil influences that left her. She then dedicated her life to the Heavenly Father, Jesus Christ, and Holy Spirit.

What is Your Filter?

By Dawn R. Pietsch

What is your filter? Whom do you use to run things by? The father of lies, who came to steal, kill, and destroy... or... The Spirit of Truth, which is the Holy Spirit, Jesus Christ, and Father God... who cannot tell a lie, and Jesus... who is the Way, the Truth, and the Life... who came to bring Life, and that more abundantly! Looking at it this way, it's a no brainer! Why would you want a filter of lies, when you could have truth? Everything that is going on in this world needs to be run through the filter of the Lord, otherwise it needs to be thrown out!

We operate by faith in a God who knows all things, sees all things, and has the power to do all things! Nothing is impossible with God!!! We must trust in Him by faith. It's our faith that pleases Him anyways! Our hope must be in Him... and His hope is a for sure thing! So next time your being bombarded with worldly issues, remember that the Lord is your filter, the living, breathing Word of God!

Friday, February 16, 2018

Frontline Chronicles :: January, 2018 :: Nathan in Nigeria, Africa :: Nathan & Dawn Pietsch

Nathan in Nigeria, Africa

By Nathan D. Pietsch

I started the year of 2018 in the African country of Nigeria. This is now my third trip to Nigeria. I will then fly to Kenya in February. Nigeria is a very difficult country to live in because their infrastructure is basically non-existent. The power regularly fails resulting in no electricity. They do not have a water drainage system, so their roads are often flooded, making it difficult to travel. Despite the complications, the ministry is wonderful.

The people are very hungry for the authentic Gospel of Jesus Christ and true demonstration of the Holy Spirit. Their medical system is so basic the people must rely upon supernatural miracles of healing. Many Nigerians are now searching for churches who can offer them healing and freedom from demonic spirits. Unfortunately, many go to these churches as "their final bus stop." Most have already gone to the village witchdoctors in an effort to receive healing and deliverance.

The witchdoctors use deviant means in their "healing" practices. This often leaves the people in a much worse condition. As a disciple of Jesus Christ and carrier of the Heavenly Kingdom, I help these people obtain freedom by the power of the Holy Spirit. The Apostle Paul wrote in 1 Corinthians 2:4-5 (NKJV), "My speech and my preaching were not with persuasive words of human wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power, that your faith should not be in the wisdom of men but in the power of God."

Please keep me in prayer as I deal with high level demon possessed people on a daily basis.

Fear Not for I AM with You!

By Dawn R. Pietsch

In Isaiah 41:10 the Bible says, "Fear not, for I am with you; Be not dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, yes, I will help you, I will uphold you with My righteous right hand (NKJV)." This phrase is very powerful, but yet very few understand it. If we really understood the implications of this verse, we would be fearless! The only One we are to fear is God, because He is the only One who is able to cast our souls into hell! But... even saying that, He is so loving and merciful, desiring that none should perish! He longs for us to be in relationship with Him as we once were at the beginning.

As I was reading the Bible, in the book of Daniel, chapter 9, God was able to use the pagan kings to do His will. He used Nebuchadnezzar, Cyrus, and Darius. If the King of Israel would have listened, and not been fearful, he could of saved the lives of many others by listening to the word of the Lord through the prophets. Daniel, Shadrak, Meshak, and Abednigo were some of the young Jewish men who were blessed during such a horrific event that took place in Israel. God used these young men to shape world history and turn these kings hearts to the Most High God! Two of the kings actually allowed the Jewish people to go back to Jerusalem and rebuild the temple while they were in captivity!

The Kings even gave out of their own treasuries to provide supplies for them to rebuild the temple. How wild is that! My point is... that if we listen to the Lord, and do His will, regardless of how stretching it may be to us, we could actually see many amazing miracles, and see the salvation of the Lord at hand! "Fear not, for I AM with you!" God is actually for us, and not against us!